Speaker Biographies

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Dr Buckingham served as lead pastor of Moncton Wesleyan Church for 44 years, from 1969-2013. During that time, Buckingham, a 1961 Kingswood University graduate, led the church through relocation, several major building expansions and helped the congregation grow from 150 to nearly 2,000.  He has been in full-time ministry for 55 blessed years!

Currently, Dr. Buckingham serves as the CEO of the Buckingham Leadership Institute, which hosts training events and provides coaching to local church leaders in the areas of leadership development and church consultations designed to maximize church potential. A much sought after conference speaker, Dr. Buckingham has passionately addressed crowds around North America.  Along the way, Dr. Laurel Buckingham has held many District and General Church positions, including serving on the General Board of The Wesleyan Church, District Board and the Board of Directors for Kingwood University, as well as being the Assistant District Superintendent. 

His success as an effective leader in ministry is known across The Wesleyan Church and beyond. He is a passionate preacher of The Gospel with a burning zeal to see lives changed by the power of God. Buckingham is happily married to his wife, Lois, of over 50 years. They are currently residing in Moncton, New Brunswick. 

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Jerry Reddy has been serving as Hillside’s Senior Pastor since 1993. Jerry is a visionary leader with a passion to communicate & connect the relevance of the church and the Christian faith in today’s world.   When Jerry began his ministry at Hillside, the church wanted to be optimistic about the future but was running around 150 and had experienced prior setbacks that resulted in relational conflict, mistrust, loss of people, and an absence of momentum.

In 2016 Hillside celebrated the opening of a new 500 seat multi-purpose auditorium.  The church is currently experiencing sustained momentum that is seeing hundreds of people taking intentional discipleship steps, a strong volunteer culture, and has 800 people attend on a Fall Sunday with 30% of that number being children and teenagers.  It’s been a tremendous ride leading Hillside over the past twenty plus years and there’s a real sense that the best days are ahead. Jerry also serves on the board of The Leadership Center Willow Creek Canada and has been a regional champion for the Global Leadership Summit for over a decade.

The love of his life is his wife Karen and they are the proud parents of Kristen, Jana and Ryan. A native New Englander by birth (go Red Sox and Patriots!), Jerry is now a New Brunswicker by choice. A graduate of Atlantic Baptist University (Moncton) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Boston), he has over 25 years of ministry experience. Prior to Hillside, he served as the Associate Pastor for Youth/Christian Education at Main Street Baptist Church in Saint John. Beyond his pastoral work, Jerry also enjoys life, laughter, reading, travel, and pretty much all sports. And he will be disappointed if there’s no golfing in heaven.

Find more about Hillside Moncton, listen to sermons: www.hillsidemoncton.org  

You'll notice Pastor Kevin's authentic approach, contagious enthusiasm, and positive attitude as soon as you meet him. He will encourage and challenge you to reach new levels in your spiritual development, while helping you uncover the tremendous plan God has for your life.

Pastor Kevin went to Briercrest College to study, and then served in Camping Ministry for five years before moving on to Moncton Wesleyan for 15 years as Children’s Pastor and eventually Executive Pastor.  In 2012, he became the Lead Pastor at Newcastle Baptist Church.  It is now re-named The Point Church and over the past 5 years has sent waves throughout northern NB as Pastor Kevin has brought a new energy and approach to sleepy communities.  The Point now has 3 sites, meeting in Newcastle, Chatham, and Bathurst and ministers to upwards of 700 people on a typical fall weekend.

Kevin loves building people up, encouraging them to become all God designed them to be!  He has been married to his wife Debbilea for 25 years and enjoy their son Kohl, even in the high school years!

Find out more: http://www.thepointchurch.ca/

Kevin grew up in LA (more commonly referred to as Lower Apohaqui, NB). He graduated from Crandall University with a BA in Biblical Studies and Acadia Divinity College with a Masters of Divinity degree. Kevin capably has served on various boards and committees within the CABC and in his community, completed the Arrow Leadership Program, and has served on the national board of Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. In 2013 Kevin was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Acadia Divinity College. He got his ministry start in youth ministry for 10 years at First Baptist Church (Dartmouth NS) before returning to his hometown in 1996 to re-plant the tiny Apohaqui Baptist Church with “6 original members”. The early days had him vision casting to only a couple dozen people.  Since that time, the church has grown to a congregation of 550-650 people who worship and serve each week from two locations (Apohaqui and Hampton).  He transitioned out of church leadership in 2016.

Currently, Kevin is the Executive Minister for the CABC, directing the Centre for New Congregations.  He encourages and trains individuals and churches to engage in mission and evangelism here in Atlantic Canada. If we are to transform our Atlantic region, we need churches with a “whatever it takes attitude” and followers of Jesus with a deep conviction that it is “not about me”, it’s about the legacy I can leave behind by playing my part in building God’s Kingdom. Now is the time for us to create and leave a new heritage for future generations. It will demand sacrifice and change. This will be painful but pain is inevitable. The question is this: will we choose the pain that leads to death or the pain that leads to life?

The Centre for New Congregations exists to work with churches that choose the pain that leads to life and make choices that build the Kingdom. Some churches need to be re-planted, merge, begin or become a new “site”, while some communities need a brand new “church plant”. Multiplication must become our heartbeat.

Kevin is married to Sandra, and they have three children – Emily serves at Crandall University in an Admissions and Recruiting position.  Jeremy graduated from Crandall University and is serving as a paid intern at Passion City Church in Atlanta GA.  Joshua is reserving with Canadian Military Reserves in Gagetown. Kevin loves everything sports related including running, road cycling, boating and tennis in the summer, as well as hockey, alpine skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. He knows that the Montreal Canadians have no equal and understands that there are those who have yet to have seen that light!





Pastor Brent Ingersoll is the Senior Pastor of Kings Church, a church with locations in both Saint John New Brunswick as well as Halifax Nova Scotia. Brent has a heart to see the Church flourish, and the Kingdom of God invade our region in unprecedented ways in our day. He is a gifted leader and communicator, and under his leadership, Kings Church has grown and multiplied, and is now seeing it’s most fruitful season of ministry in it’s 30 year history. Brent lives in Quispamsis, NB, with his wife Melanie, their daughter Ava, and their sons Aden and Alexander.

Find more about King’s Church: www.kingschurch.cc

Canadian Church Leader Podcast hosted by Carey Nieuwhof episode 009 http://canadianchurchleaderspodcast.libsyn.com/cclp-brent-ingersoll-on-being-a-young-senior-leader-in-a-rapidly-growing-east-coast-church